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Escondido College News

News of Escondido residents attending college here and around the country.

Local Students Serve with Mexico Outreach

Azusa Pacific University students served with Mexico Outreach during the fall semester.

They were Kaitlin Estelle, Cole Mizel and Kelsey Geckeler, all of Escondido.

Mexico Outreach was founded on the principle that young people of all ages can be effective in sharing the Gospel. APU sends 17 student teams to Mexicali to serve in orphanages, women’s shelters, prisons, schools, and churches. The Center for Student Action at Azusa Pacific mobilizes and educates students toward responsible and transformational service locally and globally through a collaborative network of offices and programs.

Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian university committed to God First and excellence in higher education. With 71 bachelor’s degrees, 47 master’s degrees, 18 certificates, 14 credentials, 8 doctoral programs, and 3 associate’s degrees, the university offers its more than 10,700 students a quality education on campus, online, and at six regional centers throughout Southern California.

Azusa Pacific University

Escondido resident MacKenzie Hines graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business: International Busi on Sat., December 17, 2016, and joined about 1,202 graduates at the winter commencement ceremonies.

Nazareth College

Donovan Enriquez of Escondido earned dean’s list honors at Nazareth College for the Fall 2016 semester. Enriquez is studying Communication & Media. A student’s grade point average must be at least 3.5 or above, and they must complete 12 credit hours of graded work that semester in order to be included on the dean’s list at Nazareth.

Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y. challenges and supports 2,000 undergrads and 800 graduate students.

Assumption College

Assumption College has announced that Corey Soper, a member of the Class of 2020 from Escondido, is one of 486 students named to the undergraduate Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester. To earn a spot on the Dean’s List, Assumption students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for a five-class, 15-credit semester.

Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College offers 43 majors and 48 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies, through an educational experience grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition coupled with professional programs. For more information, please visit

University of Rhode Island

Imke Scheepers of Escondido was named to the University of Rhode Island’s Fall 2016 Dean’s List, joining 5,401 students who have qualified for the Fall 2016 Dean’s List. The students represent nearly all of Rhode Island’s cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, other states and more than 16 countries.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.30 quality point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 credits with a 3.30 quality point average.

The University of Rhode Island’s pioneering research extends the University’s influence well beyond its coastal borders, while its unique interdisciplinary courses provide its 16,637 undergraduate and graduate students with global opportunities in an intimate environment. In May 2016, more than 3,200 undergraduate and about 660 graduate degrees were awarded. The University now has more than 120,000 alumni worldwide.

Eastern New Mexico University

Karra Day of Escondido graduated from Eastern New Mexico University on December 10, 2016.

ENMU, a state institution offering associate, bachelor and master degree options, serves students from around the world. Courses are offered on-campus and online.

For more information, contact the Office of Communication Services at 575-562-2154.

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